Le Dôme 2006

RegionBordeaux
SubregionSt Emilion
ColourRed
TypeStill

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Tasting Notes

The flagship estate of Jonathan Maltus also the proprietor of Chateau Teyssier, Le Dome usually contains an atypically high percentage of Cabernet Franc. The result in 2006 includes beautiful notes of menthol, raspberries, black cherries, flowers, crushed rocks, and subtle new wood offered in an elegant, richly fruity style. Light, but flavorful and concentrated with a long, velvety finish, it should be drinkable between 2010-2022+.

Score: 92-94Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (181), February 2009

The flagship estate of Jonathan Maltus (also the proprietor of ChateauTeyssier), Le Dome usually contains an atypically high percentage of Cabernet Franc. The result in 2006 includes beautiful notes of menthol, raspberries, black cherries, flowers, crushed rocks, and subtle new wood offered in an elegant, richly fruity style. Light, but flavorful and concentrated with a long, velvety finish, it should be drinkable between 2010-2022+.

Score: 92-94Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (170), April 2007

The brilliant 2006 Le Dome (94) offers plenty of cassis and camphor as well as a terrific texture and that almost surreal lightness that comes from the high percentage of Cabernet Franc and what is obviously a top-flight vineyard. This elegant offering is not as dense as the 2008, but it is capable of lasting 15 or more years.

Score: 94Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (182), April 2003

Tasted at Le Dôme. A gorgeous rich nose of black cherries, a touch of Xmas cake and wild hedgerow, developing more of a crème de cassis note in the glass. The palate is opulent and full-bodied with spicy black fruits, saturated tannins and a texture so smooth you could slide down it. Blueberry on the slightly savoury finish. Very long but quite backward. Superb. Tasted April 2007

Score: 93-95Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com, April 2007

Bright red-ruby. Aromas of blackberry, plum, licorice, violet, coffee and mocha; very cabernet franc. Lush, rich and fine-grained, with lovely inner-mouth spicy and floral lift. The most serious and concentrated of Jonathan Maltus's group of 2006s, this should really be held for at least a few years. The sweet finishing flavors dust the palate.

Score: 90Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, May 2009

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